Operation Cornerstone In this current day and age, phrases, words and expressions are used in a different context than many of us may be familiar. This is largely driven by social media and online communications. The definitions of today’s modern-day vocabulary may be found in an Urban Dictionary. What happened to MerriamWebster? Is a real dictionary in existence? Possibly it vanished like cursive, map reading or other subjects have from school curriculums. However, some vocabulary and communications withstand the test of time and remain unchanged. Cornerstone is one of these words. It means foundation or anchor. The cornerstone of something is the basic part on which its existence, success or truth depends. Wow, the perfect buzzword for our faith, our church family and our church structure!! As Christians, our cornerstone is essential. We cannot build a relationship with God without it. God is our cornerstone and our anchor! For devout Christians, the church building is where we express our beliefs and worship together. It must be maintained much like our faith or we fall apart and lose our relationship with God. The June Beacon referenced “Operation Cornerstone.” This project is being launched in July 2020 and revolves around our goal of obtaining contributions and/or pledges totaling $30,000 before the project launches in the Spring of 2021. It is important to note, all funds received and earmarked for Operation Cornerstone totaling $7,500.00 from July 1 – July 31, 2020 will be matched by an anonymous donor. Please consider your ability to contribute in July which would allow us to secure the matching funds! Our aim is to collect these monies above and beyond the general offering. An envelope is enclosed for your use and may be mailed to the church or placed in the offering plate. A sincere thanks for your consideration of financially supporting this project. Anchored in Christ, Operation Cornerstone Committee
Church Building Hours
At the October Council meeting, the Council determined that effective immediately our church building will be unlocked (handicap entrance double doors) during the hours of 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily. If there is an evening activity scheduled, the building will remain open. The last person leaving is asked to turn off all the lights and lock the handicap entrance doors. If you need access to the church when it is locked, please call Terry Drewelow @ 319-464-4499. If he is not available, please call Diane Buss @ 319-415-1583. Thank you.